PLoS ONE - Volume 3, issue 5

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Abstract

Background

There are 44 million missing women in India. Gender bias; neglect of girls, infanticides and feticides are responsible. The sex ratio at birth can be used to examine the influence of antenatal sex selection on the sex ratio.

Materials and Methods

Records from 321,991 deliveries at

Journal: PLoS ONE, vol. 3, no. 5, 2008

Abstract

Background

Animal vision spans a great range of complexity, with systems evolving to detect variations in light intensity, distribution, colour, and polarisation. Polarisation vision systems studied to date detect one to four channels of linear polarisation, combining them in opponent pairs to pro

Journal: PLoS ONE, vol. 3, no. 5, 2008

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Background

Angiotensin II (Ang II) signaling, including matrix metalloproteinase type II (MMP2) activation, has been linked to an age-associated increase in migration capacity of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC), and to other proinflammatory features of arterial aging. Calpain-1 activation is r

Journal: PLoS ONE, vol. 3, no. 5, 2008

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Background

In humans, chromosome fragile sites are regions that are especially prone to forming non-staining gaps, constrictions or breaks in one or both of the chromatids on metaphase chromosomes either spontaneously or following partial inhibition of DNA synthesis and have been well identified.

Journal: PLoS ONE, vol. 3, no. 5, 2008